Labor cost by country: the latest data

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The index reflects the level of the total compensation of employees in the economy. The changes in the next to last column show the percent change in the index from three months ago (or the previous quarter if the data are quarterly) and the last column shows the percent change from the same month (or quarter) last year.

Definition: The index reflects the level of the total compensation of employees in the economy. Labor costs are defined as core expenditure borne by employers for the purpose of employing staff. They include employee compensation, with wages and salaries in cash and in kind, employers' social security contributions and employment taxes regarded as labor costs minus any subsidies received.

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value
Change
3 months
Change
12 months
Q1 / 2021
136.10
0.59%
1.49%
Q1 / 2021
113.20
-5.75%
-2.25%
Q1 / 2021
233.00
0.83%
-4.20%
Jun / 2021
218.77
3.52%
14.77%
Q1 / 2021
107.10
0.19%
0.94%
Q1 / 2021
344.03
-0.31%
-4.71%
Q1 / 2021
145.30
0.41%
2.61%
Q1 / 2021
127.98
1.57%
1.55%
May / 2021
125.22
1.22%
5.80%
Q4 / 2019
204.02
4.29%
3.20%
Q1 / 2021
113.50
1.52%
0.89%
Q1 / 2021
108.00
-0.46%
-2.17%
Q1 / 2021
133.80
0.30%
3.48%
Q1 / 2021
107.00
-1.74%
-0.56%
Q1 / 2021
128.80
2.71%
4.80%
Q1 / 2021
111.10
0.73%
1.55%
Q1 / 2021
104.60
2.75%
2.85%
Q1 / 2021
109.10
0.74%
1.58%
Q1 / 2021
157.92
-4.45%
4.45%
Q1 / 2021
112.00
0.81%
1.63%
Q1 / 2021
117.10
0.43%
5.40%
Q1 / 2021
177.00
6.69%
0.74%
Q1 / 2021
143.10
-0.63%
4.38%
Jun / 2020
128.40
5.68%
19.44%
Q1 / 2021
105.50
1.25%
-4.44%
Q1 / 2021
107.40
0.75%
-1.20%
May / 2021
92.70
0.65%
6.80%
Q1 / 2021
134.30
-3.03%
1.51%
Q1 / 2021
143.10
10.16%
8.82%
Q1 / 2021
110.70
1.65%
2.59%
Q1 / 2021
98.40
0.10%
-7.34%
May / 2021
146.77
3.60%
1.55%
Q4 / 2019
169.60
6.67%
5.28%
Q1 / 2021
109.50
1.30%
0.74%
Q1 / 2021
1235.00
0.41%
1.65%
Q1 / 2021
112.80
0.98%
2.64%
Q1 / 2021
132.60
1.69%
4.33%
Q1 / 2021
116.40
1.39%
7.48%
Q1 / 2021
159.50
-0.56%
5.42%
Q1 / 2021
90.29
-22.69%
-29.17%
Q1 / 2021
117.86
-0.29%
0.85%
Jun / 2020
107.40
-0.74%
0.75%
Q1 / 2021
130.00
-0.76%
1.09%
Q1 / 2021
123.90
4.91%
5.63%
Q4 / 2020
180.50
3.08%
1.12%
Q4 / 2020
128.33
1.26%
5.65%
Q1 / 2021
109.30
0.37%
2.05%
Q1 / 2021
110.50
-0.27%
1.38%
May / 2021
109.31
0.10%
1.84%
Mar / 2019
122.72
-6.22%
11.12%
Q1 / 2021
116.82
-2.62%
-8.64%
Q1 / 2021
256.18
15.44%
14.59%
Q1 / 2021
145.07
2.52%
5.22%
Q3 / 2020
124.80
-6.59%
13.76%
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